Carillon Historical Park: A Place in History

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Carillon Historical Park: A Place in History

  • 64 pages
  • 10 x 7
  • Softcover
  • ISBN 978-1939710-352
  • Copyright 2016

Walking the grounds of the Carillon Historical Park, it does not take long to recognize that something extraordinary happened in Dayton, Ohio. In fact, one will soon realize that many extraordinary events, discoveries, and inventions occurred here. Holding more patents per capita than any other city in the United States, and becoming one of the country's largest industrial centers, did not happen by accident. The inventors of the airplane, cash register, automobile self-starter, pop-top can, plus the originators of Huffy bicycles, Iams pet foods, and the refrigerant Freon, all called Dayton their home. Carillon Park tells the region's unique stories, preserves historic relics, and creates memorable experiences that will help to inspire future innovation. 

When Edward A. Deeds, President of the National Cash Register Company, built Deeds Carillon and Carillon Park with his wife Edith, they bestowed upon the region a permanent location to protect and present its history. Beginning in 1940, Ohio's largest carillon rose from the ground while the landscape surrounding it was converted from a swampland into a sixty-five acre museum campus. Over thirty historic and recreated structures that house exhibits have now joined the original steam engines and early horse-drawn carriages. 


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